Ronald Reagan On Freedom

ronaldreaganRonald Reagan (February 6, 1911 – June 5, 2004)

You and I are told increasingly that we have to choose between a left or right, but I would like to suggest that there is no such thing as a left or right.  There is only an up or down — up to a man’s age-old dream; the ultimate in individual freedom consistent with law and order — or down to the ant heap totalitarianism, and regardless of their sincerity, their humanitarian motives, those who would trade our freedom for security have embarked on this downward course.

Anton Chekhov On Freedom

   Anton Chekhov   (January 29, 1860 – July 15, 1904) 
Anton Chekhov (January 29, 1860 – July 15, 1904) 

My holy of holies is the human body, health, intelligence, talent, inspiration, love and the most absolute freedom imaginable, freedom from violence and lies, no matter what form the latter two take.

Note: I believe as citizens we have a right to the truth. It is unfortunate the current President of the U.S. does not hold to that acknowledgment for himself nor its citizens.

James Baldwin On Freedom

In recognition of Black History Month, Transformation Publications will present poems, essays, and other artistic creations by Black artists, musicians, and writers.

   James Baldwin   (August 2, 1924 – December 1, 1987)
James Baldwin   (August 2, 1924 – December 1, 1987)

Freedom is not something that anybody can be given; freedom is something people take and people are as free as they want to be. One hasn’t got to have an enormous military machine in order to be un-free when it’s simpler to be asleep, when it’s simpler to be apathetic, when it’s simpler, in fact, not to want to be free, to think that something else is more important.

 

Photo Credit: Selma to Montgomery, Spider Martin, 1965.

 

  

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